T20 World Cup: Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates a wicket against India on Sunday.© AFP
Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose magic was first a game changer, said he worked hard to bring the ball back into the right hand, which yielded rich dividends against India in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets to win their first match in the World Cup against arch-rivals, with Shaheen claiming 3/31 and his victims were vice-captain Rohit Sharma, senior opener KL Rahul, and captain Virat Kohli at death.
However, it was his excellent deliveries to Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul that are talked about after Pakistan’s victory, and he was deservedly crowned the ‘player of the match’.
“These are the good wishes of my parents and all Pakistanis. Very pleased with my performance. The plan was to bring the ball back. I was just trying to swing it and I just wanted to give the team a breakthrough,” Shaheen said. . said during the post-match presentation.
He said he worked on the skills at the nets before the game.
“That was what I also practiced in the nets yesterday. It was difficult to hit against the new ball.”
He also gives a lot of credit to Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan for the way they batted.
“The credit goes to Babar and Rizwan for the way they played. All teams are good in the tournament, and we will try to carry this momentum through and go to the finals,” Shaheen added.